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Hospitals can reap big profits from central line infections

A Johns Hopkins University research study of patients who contracted central line blood stream infections in the ICU and found that the hospitals were paid nearly 9 times the amount of what they would have been paid had the infection not occurred.

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CT Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI)

Hospitals Listed By Type of ICU July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012

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New CDC report on CLABSIs: One step forward, many more to go

This week the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a state-specific report (not hospital specific) on rates of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in the ICU as collected by its National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), a monitoring system that looks at hospital infections across the nation.

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A Lifesaving Safety Program Your Hospital Should Follow

An innovative “checklist” to reduce central line bloodstream infections in intensive care units has had incredible success in hospitals where it’s been adopted.

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